The First Responders Children’s Foundation supports children of first responders who have been lost or permanently disabled in the line of duty. The Foundation provides emergency grants and college scholarships for those children, as well as special experiences to support the wellbeing of line of duty families after their tragedy. We also facilitate educational activities and programs created and operated by first responder agencies and their affiliates to benefit the children in their communities.
The Foundation recognizes that the loss of a parent impacts a child for their lifetime. We are committed to providing long-term support to ensure the needs of these children are met not only at the initial time of crisis, but into the future.
To date we have spent $3 million dollars to benefit our mission! In the past year:
83% of our total expenses were devoted directly to our programs
2% of our total expenses went to fundraising
15% of our total expenses went to administrative costs
Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2017
Total Program Expenses: $243,823
Total Fundraising Expenses: $6,641
Total Administrative Expenses: $44,491
Total Revenue: $232,722
End of Year Net Assets: $496,857View 990 Form Audited Financials Annual Report
To view our organization’s most recent audited financials visit our under the organizational name NLEAFCF on Guide Star.
Our Program Expenses Support
First Responder Children’s Foundation college scholarships recognize academic achievement and financial need providing financial aid for the education of students who have lost a parent in the line of duty or had a parent permanently disabled in the line of duty. Since 2005, the Foundation (formerly the National Law Enforcement & Firefighters Children’s Foundation) has distributed 238 scholarships to students in 33 different states.Available Scholarship Opportunities
Grants to Families
The First Responders Children’s Foundation offers individual grants which provide financial assistance for an immediate need due to tragic circumstances.
Grants to Law Enforcement and Fire Department Organizations
The First Responders Children’s Foundation offers organizational grants supporting and promoting educational activities or programs that benefit the children and families in the department’s local community.Available Grant Opportunities
The First Responders Children’s Foundation hosts events which allow families to come together in a positive environment where they can gather, celebrate and help ease a sorrow that perhaps fades, but never disappears.Upcoming Events